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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Arkansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Springdale Man Sentenced To 6 Years In Federal Prison For Possession Of Methamphetamine With The Intent To Distribute

Fayetteville, Arkansas - Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Pablo Jacinto-Torres, age 24, of Springdale, was sentenced today to 84 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release on one count of Possession With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine. The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.

According to court records, in 2017, the Springdale Police Department conducted several controlled purchase of methamphetamine from Pablo Jacinto-Torres. On May 15, 2017, Jacinto-Torres was stopped and arrested for an outstanding warrant.  During the search of Jacinto-Torres vehicle, officers located digital scales, a large amount of cash and marijuana.  A search of Jacinto-Torres residence resulted in officers locating approximately 178 grams of methamphetamine.  The Arkansas State Crime Lab results reflect that the substance recovered tested positive for methamphetamine.

Jacinto-Torres was indicted by a federal grand jury in June 2017 and entered a guilty plea in November 2017.

This case was investigated by the Springdale Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney David Harris prosecuted the case for the United States.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated March 7, 2018